Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback

It is Friday Photo Flashback, the time that Alicia at More Than Words asks us to dig through our predigital photos and take a walk down memory lane. Sorry I'm late, but I do have some fun photos today. When you're done looking at mine, go see what everyone else dug up...it is always fun.

My youngest brother and his wife welcomed their first child on October 8. Thumbelina was born a bit early and is tiny, but at almost 5 pounds is doing fine. Isn't she a cutie? (I think she looks like Charming's baby pictures, but I really can't say yet.)


Thinking about them bringing home their new baby, I couldn't help but think about how it felt when I was bringing home new babies. That season of our lives passes so quickly, yet, as we're living it, we can't see it ending. So, hopefully, Thumbelina is keeping her parents on their toes and they are availing themselves of their digital camera every chance they get, because she's truly changing before their eyes and, before they know it, she won't be a baby any more.

In 1991, we had Charming. He was one week old in this picture. Look how small he was compared to Superman's hands. (Who would have guessed this tiny little baby would have become a 6'5" man? I certainly couldn't have imagined it.)

When we had Valiant in 1996, we finally had to admit that Charming wasn't a baby anymore. This picture was taken when Valiant was 5 weeks old and Charming was 5 years old. We were doing the Derby Days 5K in Santa Anita. It was so fun. Look how tiny Valiant was...Charming was a big boy...almost through kindergarten already.

And, three years later, we welcomed Buttercup to our growing family. In this picture, she is three weeks old and sleeping on Superman. (Dad is always the most comfortable bed.)


It had been 8 years since we'd brought Charming home from the hospital. A lot can happen in 8 years, can't it? Charming was in 3rd grade and Valiant was 3 years old.

(Buttercup looksa bit concerned at Valiant's grip, doesn't she?) This picture was taken more than 10 years ago...Charming is a man now and Valiant is already almost as tall as I am. Buttercup doesn't think she's the baby of the family (and won't accept it when we tell her she'll always be the baby of the family.)

So, all I have to say to my brother and his wife? Just don't blink, because before you know it, that baby girl will be all grown up and you'll wonder where the time went.

17 comments:

Alicia said...

Look at your babies, Erin!! So cute!! They are all so cute!!!!!!

You're right...one day Thumbelina will be all grown up!

Muthering Heights said...

Cuteness overload!! :D

GIOVANNI "John" FANCUBIT said...

wow! amazing picture.. children are heritage from the Lord!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Such cute baby pictures! It's so much fun to look back at pre-digital photos. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. -Jackie

momstheword said...

Boy you said it girl. They grow in a heartbeat! I asked my youngest to never grow up when he was a little guy, but he didn't listen and keeps growing!

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Hazel said...

Charming, the 6'5" charmer! from that tiny to this tall now - that's just amazing. Your babies are all cute. They're a delight to behold.

Laureen said...

wow!they are adorable.Thanks for sharing.I really enjoy reading your blog.

loveaphid said...

Thumbalina... How perfect. Can you imagine any one so tiny on our family, Ha Ha. Your kids are beautiful, but you know I think so.

Oh Buttercup, enjoy being the youngest it has its perks just ask Uncle Matt.

n3isme said...

Those pictures are wonderful. In his picture with me Dad reminds me of myself - his face is so much younger. I totally stole some of these pictures to keep for myself. Love you!

And you're right - Buttercup will never escape being the baby of the family, but loveaphid's right too, it does have its perks.

Dani Joy said...

I posted a comment but don´t think it went through.

I just enjoyed your babies pictures so much! thank you for sharing!

Yami said...

I agree with you kids really grow so fast. Mine's 12 and 10 years old. They are no longer babies, but sometimes I tend to embrace them real tight and would tell them I missed the times when they were babies and so dependent on mommy for everything.

generationsgoneby said...

Wow, I thought it was a picture of Buttercup. Too cute. Yup, they grow up too fast. Then you turn around and they are gone. But then they get sick and it's mom, I'm sick, come get me. LOL Tell the lucky couple congrats. I know they are enjoying every minute of it.

Trudy Callan said...

Precious photos. Thanks for sharing.

sweet_shelo said...

Your niece Thumbelina in no time will grow up to be a fair lady.. Such great flashback of you bringing home adorable kids.. God bless you more ..

Joops said...

That is so true, sometimes when I look at my kids sleeping I fell like we just had them and then now they are getting big already..

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CaliGirl said...

Gosh, Erin, I can't believe how big the kids are getting (both of ours!). Aaron just got his license...he's actually a very good driver. I love keeping up with you and your family each day. Miss you!